# Corton-Charlemagne « Le Charlemagne » Grand Cru 2010,

The destiny of this vineyard, a gift from the emperor Charlemagne to the Canons of the Collegiate of Saint-Andoche at Saulieu, in 775, was truly exceptional in that it remained in the hands of this religious community for over 1000 years. Chardonnay reigns supreme. On its journey across the palate it is elevated and accomplished, with body and bouquet melting together superbly. Smooth and dry, firm yet gentle, deep and structured, this is a wine of undeniable character and grace.

Harvest

Harvest date: September 20th, 2010 (root day). Selection: 7% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery. Yield: 41 hl / ha

Vinification

Pressurage of entire clusters for 2 hours 30. Settling: 1 night Start fermentation in stainless-steel tank and finish in barrels. Pneumatic press.

Ageing

Length: 18 months in barrels and 1 months in tank. Percentage of new barrels: 50 % Toasting: medium heat. Source of wood: Allier “grains fins”, Cîteaux. Stirring of the lees in barrels: twice a month during the fruit days and rising moon until December. No racked. Light and soft fining and soft filtration.

Bottling

By gravity. March 13rd, 2012. (flower day) Limited to 1.030 bottles and 61 magnums

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